Relationships are an integral part of lives. Whether with a spouse, employer, child or a friend. They can have a great impact on our emotional, physical and spiritual health. Here are some ways to see if your relationship is healthy or unhealthy:
Signs of a healthy relationship:
Your partner or spouse gives you compliments and positive feedback
Your partner or spouse lets you make your own decisions.
Your partner or spouse is polite and respectful to strangers
You partner is always fair and honest
You and your partner show affection to one another
Your partner treats you with respect in front of others and privately
Here are some indications you are in an unhealthy relationship. If these are occurring, please seek a counselor and learn how to move towards a healthier one.
Your partner or spouse puts you down and criticizes you
Your partner or spouse tries to make decisions for you
Your partner or spouse is rude and aggressive towards others
You see your partner lying to and cheating others, which means he or she could do the same to you
Your partner withholds affection or intimacy
Your partner tries to humiliate you, make you look stupid or pulls cruel pranks on you.
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